Friday, November 30, 2012

COF November challenge

Here is our challenge for the month of November and our lovely Mary Rose came up with this perfect challenge....

NOVEMBER CHALLENGE!

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Hello, Crafty sisters! Can you believe the holidays are here? I LOVE this time of year! Peppermint Mocha Lattes, twinkling lights, Hallmark Christmas movies...every good and perfect gift pointing to our Savior. My favorite part of the season? Christmas carols. I LOVE Christmas music, and I have so many CDs that I have to start listening to them in October just to fit them all in! LOL I have a few favorites that make it into heavy rotation (Amy Grant, Kathy Mattea, Point of Grace, Sara Groves), and others that are strictly instrumental and fill the house with the ambient sounds of the season (Jim Brickman, Windham Hill's Celtic Christmas, and more). This month's challenge: Make a card based on one of your favorite Christmas songs or carols. (The Bible verse I chose is often associated with Handel's Messiah, another favorite!) Make sure your card has a little twinkle to represent the light of the world. Bonus points to anyone who includes kraft and gingham in their design (just because I LOVE kraft and gingham!)

So there's your challenge! Plug in that Christmas music and get inspired! I'm even learning some Christmas carols to play on my dulcimer.

Peace and Joy to you!
mary rose

Mary Rose I totally agree with you and have a lot of favorites for the Christmas season....but this particular one...When a child is born..... holds a special place in my heart...about 7 years ago my little granddaughter was born...my daughter was stressing and was put on bed rest in the hospital...my granddaughter was stressing and 5 weeks early. On my way home from the hospital, worrying about my daughter and the child she was carrying I heard this song...(it had been a favorite before then but really hit home at that very moment). My granddaughter was born premature two days later, and could not even suck from a bottle, but to see her today you would never know she was that early...I'm so grateful they are both healthy and happy..

Here is my card:


I had planned on putting something in the blank space under the star but wasn't able to find the perfect stamp in my stash...so have left it blank for now...There is yellow ink and glitter coming down from the star...

Here is the inside...

I will also insert a verse on the dsp once I figure out the stamp for the front..

Thank you for stopping by...please stop by the other crafter of faith blogs to check out their awesome creations..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Calendar Girls November 2012

Hi all, it is once again time for the amazing Calendar girls...Our theme this month is as follows:

Our November Theme

We choose a holiday in November (not Thanksgiving, but a little-known holiday) and create a card/project with that holiday in mind. Here's a link to Bizarre November Holidays: November Holidays 2012 (Official) Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Bizarre, Silly, Crazy, Unknown Holiday Observances

Well let me tell you...there are a ton of fun crazy holidays for the month of November but I chose to do a more traditional Holiday for my theme. Since it is dear to my heart on many levels....I chose Veterans day. My father-in-law and his 6 brothers were all overseas at the same time, my dad served and my new son-in-law is an active duty Naval reserve...he has served 3 tours in Iraq and plans on making the Navy a career...my favorite uncle was also a veteran...(as were many more in my family).

Here is my card:


I purchased this image from "Our Daily Bread" when they were at the stamp show here in Minneapolis. I loved how they had done their card and although mine isn't like theirs...I do love the image. I used white linen paper for the base and misc dsp I purchased for the 4th of July at Archiver's for accents. My red, white and blue bling were a gift from my sweet friend "Paola"...

Here is the inside of my card:

I really love this whole set of images and sayings.  I hope this card reflects the holiday I chose.

Thanks for stopping by....please stop by the other calendar girls and check out their creations...I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mystery Round 13

Hi all, as you know we have a mystery swap going on SCS and our hostess this round is the creative Terry...The image she chose for us to all use is "Holiday Hugs Snowman" from My Favorite Things. This snowman is so darn cute..just love him (or her)...either way the image was fun to color up and make into a card...Here is my card:


I had purchased the new Tim Holtz inserts that you  use with an embossing folder to create a smooth inside shape. I chose the oval (which of course is my favorite shape), and used this cute snowman in the center of the card. I used the SU snow flake embossing folder to accent this cute image. I colored my snowman with copic markers and added little rhinestone accents in the corner...(OF COURSE)...the insides of all the folder flakes have a glitter dot and the snow under the image is filled in with glitter as well...(who wudda thunk I would do something like that...lol)..

I do hope you like my card and that you will go check out the other mystery image cards as well...

Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings November Challenge

This month the challenge for the Dueling darlings was hosted by Lildj (aka Debbie) and myself. As most of you know....Lildj is the brains of this duo...she comes up with all the great ideas and I help embellish them...
This month our theme is Planes, Trains and Automobiles---this is how it went:

Here is a bit of information about the month of November…November is Aviation History Month and National Model Railroad Month. Also, November 22 is Go for a Ride Day.

Well, with those things in mind, a theme of: Planes, Trains & Automobiles was mentioned. Then Carol asked me if I had ever seen the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles? (I have not.) But she explained that the characters of the movie are trying to get home for Thanksgiving.


Well….duh…with those events taking place in November and the theme of the movie around Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving coming in November…it was decided that “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” would be our theme.


So it was decided and I was so excited until I had to find stamps etc...being the good shopper I am I went directly to the stamp store and bought a set (I didn't use) and then found stamps while I was looking for something else...

The details are:
Plane (that looks like a mesquito) Studio112
Car immie: Clear mini stamps in a jam
DSP: destinations-flash cards--graphic 45 I think I can--Bo Bunny-Detour Baggage claim---Kaiser craft--delayed ---Bo Bunny Detour Icons---and Bo Bunny detour stripe...also there are misc embellies that I don't know exactly where they are from...
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As a bonus please tell of a Thanksgiving memory or a memorable trip to get to your Holiday destination...


For real I was excited for this theme until I realized that I wasn't sure I had anything for it...after a little hunting though I did come up with a kit...as you can see....here is my card. I used basic black for the base and the SC 411 from SCS  Here,what I especially liked intially about this sketch was the ability to used many pieces of Dsp only I ended up using trading cards instead. The card has a plane, trains and automobiles on it.




Here is the inside...I did have fun with this once I got started but I admit it did take me a bit to get my mojo going...(as for my glittah loving friends....I used some on the headlights of the cars but you can't really see it on the picture).

Now for the optional challenge...One Thanksgiving when I was first married we were supposed to go to my hubby's parents house 60 miles north of here. It was cold and bitter and had snowed alot that month...My father-in-law was in the VA hospital but they had given him a day pass to go home for Thanksgiving...WELL...our car wouldn't start so we called him in the hospital and told him we wouldn't be able to pick him up...we were all sad as the car was in bad shape...My dear father-in-law...went out, shoveled his car out of the snow and came over to pick us up so we could all go enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving feast...Later that evening we drove him back to the hospital in his car but we were all pretty sure we wouldn't get home that year...but not "dad" he was going to make sure he got his turkey and time with his family....


Thanks for stopping by...Please go check out the rest of the Darlings cards...I am sure you won't be disappointed..


Until next time...
Big Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SOTC- October card

Hi all, for October our awesome hostess was Kadie. She did a special surprise for all of us and what a fun idea it was. We all got surprise themes in the mail and were to keep them secret until Nov 1. My theme was...."One Enchanted Evening". I love glitter (surprise) and so doing these kinds of cards is right up my alley.



I chose to use black stickles to color this lovely ladies dress and added some glitter to the bubbles in her glass. The coloring around the  whole image is done with pan pal chalks and until I took the picture it didn't look to me like a 3 year old had applied it. (back to the drawing board the next time I use them). I cut an oval from my black glitter dsp and mounted the dsp over the image that was stamped on white card stock. I then mounted the whole image/dsp to gold card stock since the bubbly had some gold tones. I found an old roll of gold ribbon I got from Michaels a few years ago and tied a bow....I them put a pearl brad over the center of the bow to give it a little extra pop. I left the inside blank (with the exception of a couple red shiny hearts).

Thanks for stopping by. I do believe the card looks better in real life but I did learn a lesson from this experience...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol